Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep
30

Our weekly CHAMP & CHUMP: Rick Scott & Stephen Wise – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelOur weekly CHAMP & CHUMP: Rick Scott & Stephen WiseOrlando SentinelRick Scott: Unlike local leaders in the five counties served by Workforce Central Florida, the governor didn't ignore waste and mismanagement in the region&#…

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Sep
30

Scott can’t stop Workforce funds, Rep. Brown says – Sun-Sentinel

Scott can't stop Workforce funds, Rep. Brown saysSun-SentinelRick Scott has no authority to block federal funding of the region's embattled jobs agency. Brown, D-Jacksonville, said in a statement that she had spoken with US Labor Department off…

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Sep
30

Scott can’t stop Workforce funds, Rep. Brown says – Orlando Sentinel

Scott can't stop Workforce funds, Rep. Brown saysOrlando SentinelRick Scott has no authority to block federal funding of the region's embattled jobs agency. Brown, D-Jacksonville, said in a statement that she had spoken with US Labor Department…

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Sep
30

John Kasich Replaces Rick Scott As Most Unpopular Governor In 2011 – Huffington Post

John Kasich Replaces Rick Scott As Most Unpopular Governor In 2011Huffington PostRick Scott — an improvement in his poll numbers that leaves Ohio Gov. John Kasich as the most unpopular governor the Democratic-leaning firm has polled in 2011. Scott&#39…

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Sep
30

PPP poll of Scott shows improvement, but Sink or Crist would still smoke him – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

PPP poll of Scott shows improvement, but Sink or Crist would still smoke himOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott that finds only 36percent of Florida voters approve of him while 52 percent do not. The good news? It sure beats their last poll in June, whic…

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Sep
30

Scott Quietly Backs Away From Jobs Prediction – FCIR

FCIRScott Quietly Backs Away From Jobs PredictionFCIRAfter winning the election for governor, Rick Scott met with entrepreneurs, business students and executives at the University of South Florida on Dec. 10, 2010, as part of his "Let's Get To…

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Sep
30

GOP presidential candidates want to limit federal role in K-12 education

The GOP presidential candidates and Florida Republicans disagree on many issues, but they mostly agree that K-12 education policies should be designed at the local level and that the federal government should play a limited role.

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Sep
30

Florida presidential primary will be held Tues., Jan. 31

Florida had to settle the date for the state’s 2012 presidential primary by Oct. 1, and the committee chosen to make the decision announced its conclusion today.

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Sep
30

Rick Perry, immigration enforcement and the Florida Legislature

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s statements on immigration in Florida last week and the reaction of immigration enforcement only policy supporters seems to be having an impact on the Florida Legislature.

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Sep
30

Florida Tax Watch report details importance of university technology

In a new report, Florida Tax Watch examines technology transfer from Florida universities to private companies and the new jobs, and startup companies that result. Tax Watch, which describes itself as “a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan taxpayer research institute and government watchdog,” calls on Florida to get more mileage out of technology at universities rather than handing it off to private business.

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Sep
30

Scott Quietly Backs Away From 700000 New Jobs Prediction – FCIR

FCIRScott Quietly Backs Away From 700000 New Jobs PredictionFCIRAfter winning the election for governor, Rick Scott met with entrepreneurs, business students and executives at the University of South Florida on Dec. 10, 2010, as part of his "Let&#…

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Sep
30

Commentary: Drug testing welfare applicants pays off for screening companies – Kansas City Star

NOLA.comCommentary: Drug testing welfare applicants pays off for screening companiesKansas City StarRick Scott's crusade to drug-test cash welfare applicants is turning out to be another thick-headed scheme that's backfiring on Florida taxpayer…

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Sep
30

Jeff Atwater Says Florida Needs Rick Scott for Eight Years – Sunshine State News

Sunshine State NewsJeff Atwater Says Florida Needs Rick Scott for Eight YearsSunshine State NewsDefending Florida's embattled governor, state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says, "We need Rick Scott for eight years." Speaking to Sun…

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Sep
30

Every job counts toward Workforce Central Florida’s numbers – Orlando Sentinel

Central Florida News 13Every job counts toward Workforce Central Florida's numbersOrlando SentinelRick Scott demanded that agency leadership be replaced. In terms of serving clients, Haber said, Workforce is "doing a good job out there." …

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Sep
29

Forget Texas, Florida needs to go its own way – Orlando Sentinel

Daily BeastForget Texas, Florida needs to go its own wayOrlando SentinelRick Scott's fixation with all things Texas is on the verge of moving from harmless emulation (his signature black cowboy boots embroidered with "45th Governor") to u…

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Sep
29

Gov. Scott welcomes House Speaker Dean Cannon to the mansion – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

MiamiHerald.com (blog)Gov. Scott welcomes House Speaker Dean Cannon to the mansionMiamiHerald.com (blog)Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott. It's Cannon's first social visit to the mansion since Scott moved in. Scott has dined with plenty of ot…

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Sep
29

Scott Steps Back from Jobs Pledge – Capitol News Service

Scott Steps Back from Jobs PledgeCapitol News Service"The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future." Governor Rick Scott is backing away from a campaign pledge that helped him squeak out a win last November. Scott p…

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